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Graupner Titanic
« on: May 08, 2012, 12:13:17 pm »

I just ordered the Graupner Titanic it will be here in 3-4 days, and I will upload plenty of pictures when it arrives  8)
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 12:40:45 pm »

you lucky man..........they are quite astounding value,......and look lovely too.
hope you video her on the lake, sailing.
wonder what it would take for graupner to bring out the Britannic in Hospital ship colours with those magnificently ugly boat davits.......now that would be something.
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 05:40:31 pm »

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 06:52:33 pm »

Have you bought one Martin........you lucky chap...........there's one in my local shop, and I look longingly at it every time I go there..............it really is a lovely model, and for the price....a steel.
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 07:13:07 pm »

I have heard the deck timber isn't "sealed" as such, possibility of warping perhaps if it go moisture in?  Don't know how true......


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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 07:23:51 pm »

It seems all the Graupner RTR are the same.
It pays to use a couple of coats of matt varnish on ALL the decking.

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 07:37:52 pm »

Wow Martin!! She looks nice  :o Do you own one?

I can bearly wait till it gets here! Anyone have more info about the deck timber? I really don't want it to warp and get bad looking..

Edit; i notice my posts have been reset, is it from the forum crash earlier?
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 07:40:37 pm »

I have the Prinz Eugen, worked on a Scharnhorst and seen a few on display that have absorbed ambient moisture.
A small drop of water can cause a blister in the wood, it is that delicate.

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 07:44:29 pm »

Hope it has "Liverpool" spelt correctly - unlike the example at the Dortmund show.

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 11:34:05 am »

Model arrived today with some minor damage after transport, I think it's easily fixable tho. will get pictures up in a couple of hours  :-))
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 03:59:39 pm »

Here are some pictures, I'm having a hard time getting the picture to show the boat how beautiful it actually is (My camera skills aren't that good).

The damage are 2 broken cranes, some bent railing, the 2 front life boats and something in the rear mast. It also has "Liverpool" spelt correctly!  :}









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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 04:20:53 pm »

Hey, she looks great! Congratulations, I bet she will look as magnificant on the water as she does on your pictures.
All the best!
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 04:34:34 pm »

Thank you! I can't wait to try her on the water  :-)
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 04:42:48 pm »


Very nice  :-)). Any chance for some interior pictures?

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 05:29:58 pm »

Ill snap some pics of the interior when i get home on sunday!  :-))
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 11:05:44 am »

Hello there,
Hate to be a kill-joy but apart from the damage you mentioned I notice also that the foremast appears to be warped.
That aside it has a very nice finish and I like the decking. Having built the Modelcraft 1/350 kit some years back I was curious about what scale it is, on the bed it looks about 4-5 ft in length. Is it adaptable for r/c ?

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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 11:21:50 am »

a slight re tensioning of the ratlines and rigging will straighten the mast for you..........a bit of overexuberance when tieing off I reckon.

the model looks to be the 1:150 scale and a beauty too.
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 06:53:36 pm »

Thanks for all the nice comments!  :-)

@alan.gamblin

Hey, I just checked and the mast looks straight. It must have been the angle the picture is taken from that make it looks weird/warped. The model is 1:150 and is 1760 mm long!
The model came with servo for the rudder and 3 engines and shafts/props. I have a 2,4 ghz reciever and transmitter so all i need to get her running are batteries and speed controllers (I got no clue how wire everything up with 3 engines  %% )

@Neil

Thanks! :)

Here are some picture from inside the hull:




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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2012, 08:10:53 pm »


(I got no clue how wire everything up with 3 engines  %% )

@Neil


That is a really beautiful ship, and as they say almost ready to run !   Having the shafts and motors installed saves so much hassle.

With a very small rudder and three shafts you are going to need a speed controller for each shaft and a mixer to control them all from one stick.
I would recommend the ACTion Electronics P94 (twin ESC controllers + mixer) plus a single ACTion controller for the centre shaft.
see http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/P94.pdf for detail description and how to wire it up.

The integral mixer gradually slows the inside prop as the rudder turns, until at full helm the inside prop stops.  Allows for great maneuverability.

Some nice big sealed lead acid batteries to complete the fit.  You could need several just to ballast her down to the waterline.
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2012, 10:36:07 pm »

Have you ordered the scale iceberg too?  %)
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 11:39:19 pm »

@Bob K

Thank's for that information! I't will help me a lot when im going to order the parts  :-)) Fixing all the RC stuff on a single prop vessel was easy, but this looks very difficult to do...

@Martin

Hehe, I don't know if thats possible? The plan was to keep her afloat on the maiden voyage  though {-)
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2012, 07:13:13 am »


ATB,

Thanks for the interior shots. looks like great access. Do you have to add any additional weight besides the battery/batteries? Any idea what the ready to run weight is?

Mark
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2012, 07:59:37 am »

Hi
She realy looks good! I have to admit, that I had my doubt according the colour scheme when I saw the pictures on Graupner website. But on your pics she looks very accurate to me  :-)) Maybe the antifouling is slightly too red, I guess it should be a bit mor brownish (only to have someting to complain about...).
Enjoy!
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2012, 08:34:36 am »

why do some people ALWAYS  have something to complain about??? {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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Re: Graupner Titanic
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2012, 08:45:17 am »

I'm jealous
I asked the wife for one for my upcoming 40th and she said no  <:(
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